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The Canary Guide Día de Canarias #WeekendTips 26-28 May 2023

What an interesting last weekend of May ahead. Weather predictions are showing some rain showers are likely across Gran Canaria. This extended #WeekendTips covers up to Tuesday, when all things Canarian are celebrated on the Día de Canarias. There’ll be some gorgeous Patron Saints’ festivities happening in San Fernando de Maspalomas as well as in Valleseco.

Fun Fact:
Valleseco literally means “dry valley” in Spanish, but is actually one of the wettest municipalities Gran Canaria. Nestling between the famous fresh water sources of Firgas & Teror, half way up the island’s mountainous northern slopes, this area is well known for its apple growers, cider and its weekly market

Six weeks since the unexplained disappearance of Anna-Karin on Gran Canaria

The authorities on Gran Canaria have been engaged in a rigorous search for Swedish tourist Anna-Karin Bengtsson, who went missing in the south of Gran Canaria around April 9. Her unexplained disappearance has caused her family much distress, with no clues to her whereabouts having emerged in the six weeks since they first realised her phone was no longer functioning.


The Canary Guide #WeekendTips 19-21 May 2023


An exciting May weekend ahead with abundant events and festivities taking place all around Gran Canaria. There are Patron Saints’ festivities for Motor Grande, in Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria, and in El Tablero in the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana and up in the mountains of Artenara. There is also a two day lively exhibition event in Meloneras boulevard and the Rally Gran Canaria is held this Friday and Saturday.


7 year old girl electrocuted on arcade ride in Playa del Inglés

A minor has been evacuated to the Maternal and Children’s Hospital with second degree burns on one arm and one leg.  The 7-year-old German girl received serious injuries this afternoon after suffering electrocution from a gaming attraction in the Annex II Shopping Centre in Playa del Inglés . The child was rusheed to Hospital in the capital of Gran Canaria via ambulance with second degree burns on her arm and leg.
The incident occurred at 3:50 pm on Tuesday afternoon when the little girl, who is on vacation with her family, was playing on a horrse ride machine at the Alaska Recreational Centre. According to some sources, she may have made it wet, while others, on the other hand, say that the girl was in normal street clothes and not beach clothing. After the electrical discharge, her grandfather and her mother transported her unconscious to the Red Cross post on the beachfront, whose staff were the first to care for the child who was already regaining consciousness.
Given the seriousness of the injuries, the assistance service decided to mobilise a medical team in an ambulance from the SUC Canary Emergency Service, who transfer the minor to the child to hospital in a stable state though with severe burns, according to a report from the 112 Coordinating Centre for Emergencies and Security ( Cecoes ) .
Local Police then took charge of the proceedings and closed the attraction. The technician who originally certificated the electrical installation for the business has been requested to clarify the facts.